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as natural, and that is no longer in existence. >> amazon.com founder jeff bezos purchases the washington post. year, amazon inked a $600 million cloud computing deal with the cia. now the founder owns the most important newspaper in washington. we will speak to media critics as well as book publisher dennis johnson. >> in the view of american publishers, they are a threat. they have been discounting books so severely they have done great damage to the markets and publishers have been really struggling as to how to control that. >> we will also speak to mother jones reporter mac mcclelland, author of "i was a warehouse wage slave: my brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine." welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. yemeni officials claim to have foiled a plot to blow up key oil locations. officials say the motives of the planned attack appears to be retaliation for the u.s. killing a deputyal-shihri, health today in the arabian peninsula. a military jet has reduced the maximum poss
of the nation's leading newspapers to one of the world's richest men. on monday, the washington post announced the paper had been purchased by amazon.com founder and ceo jeff bezos. he will pay $250 million for the paper and a number of other publications, less than 1% of his wealth. of the chiefiend executive of the washington post company, whose family has owned the paper for eight decades. bezos said management would remain the same but it is unclear what changes might be coming. last year, he was quoted in an interview with a german newspaper saying -- >> critics of the sale have cited bezos' close ties to the government. in 2010, amazon pulled the plug on hosting the wikileaks web site. earlier this year, amazon inked a $600 million cloud computing contract with the cia. we are joined by bob mcchesney, author of several books on media and politics, including "digital disconnect: how capitalism is turning the internet against democracy." you can read the first chapter at our website, democracynow.org. he also recently co-authored with john nichols, "dollarocracy: how the money and media el
on anniversary of the march on washington, and the legacy of martin luther king jr.. series, first ladies, influence and image. over the next couple of hours, we will visit places with history curators. away fighting the revolutionary war, martha washington ran their plantation. >> it is clear that martha arrived at mount vernon in 1859 and there was a lot of management that she had to do. when she married george washington, she brings with her to mount vernon 12 housemates. that is really almost unimaginable luxury. these are slaves that are for the most part, not field labor, not producing crops, which is where your income is coming from. they are doing things like cooking, serving at table, clean the house, doing the laundry, doing selling, this is not productive labor in the sense that it is not productive income. she brings them with her and she brings financial resources to the marriage as well as her managerial skills. it makes mount vernon a successful operation and it makes it possible for washington to be away for eight years fighting a war. the fact that he has this support sys
night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span programs on every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, sarah polk, mark rhett taylor and abigail fillmore. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] sarah polk was on diplomacy and her strong suit is intelligence and political discussion. >> she made no bones about the fact she took an interest in politics. and that she was her husband's partner. >> she grew naup political household in tennessee. her father was a local politician so she grew up loving politics. she married james after he won a seat in the legislature. because she would not have married him if he had -- >> unfortunately for james k. polk he died three months after leaving the white house. and sarah began a 42-year widowhood. polk place became a shrine to her husband and she would invite anybody who wanted to to come to visit and see the objects she had collected through her long and illustrious political career. >> to live there for many years on her own. during the civil war, generals on both
the killing of civilians, washington refuses to condemned the generals for the recent power grab barack obama interrupted his holiday to do announce the violence. cannot determine the future of egypt. that is for the up -- egyptian people. we do not take sides with any particular party or political figure. to blame is tempting the united states or the west or some other actor, for what has gone wrong. he has canceled a planned military exercise with egypt. 1.3 billion dollars in american military aid is in the pipeline but will be reviewed. despite everything, egypt is a key for u.s. goals in the middle east. support is crucial to maintaining the peace treaty with israel. washington supports egypt against militants on israel's borders in the sinai. and the u.s. navy's access to the suez canal is controlled by egypt. and trieste house hard to work with whoever is in power in cairo. was mohamedly that morsi. today it is the military. it is a policy that has left them with no friends or influences in egypt. officials are saying there is no benefit anymore from supporting the generals. >> i think
in the 1963 march on washington remember the events of that day in a discussion hosted by the martin luther king, jr. memorial library in washington, d.c. this is an hour 30 minutes. >> when our archivist suggested that i conduct oral histories with people that attended the march, i jumped at the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the days that i, like many of you, had only known about in books, photos and media reflections. i was curious about literal and other journeys that people took to get to the lincoln memorial on that hot august day in 1963. we put out a call for people it into the march to be interviewed and the panelists here today were the first to answer that call. it is important to note that this is the beginning of an ongoing project and derek and our collection not only oral histories but also memorabilia and other artifacts from the march to the washingtonian the community archive. two of the panelists, peter bailey and doctor ella kelly were right under my nose as their regular attendees to the black studies lecture series that takes place in the black study center
which found the unemployment rate went up in 28 state and declined in eight states. "washington journal" is next. >> the president's plan to try to keep college more affordable is already getting some reaction from capitol hill. we might have to weigh in. some are in support and some are critical saying the new ranging system that the president put out is arbitrary. meantime college can cost up to $30,000 year on average now for some folks and the debt load students carrying can be the same amount. with that background is the cost of college worth it? that's the question for you this friday morning. republicans call 202-585-3881, democrats 202-585-3880 and independents 202-585-3882. look forward to your calls and also your participation by social media. you can send us a tweet at twitter @c-span wj. you can also send an e-mail journal@c-span.org. is the cost of college worth it? allen writes, it used to be but right now it slightly losing steam. now people that are caught with a minimum of expectations while being strapped with a new burden of paying back the loan making short m
leaking from that plant. >>> and legalized pot in washington is turning into a very big business. how everyone from pot growers and sellers to the state government are reaping the rewards. >> fire officials in idaho say they have turned the dyed against the wildfire near sun valley. they cleared the way for hundreds of people in that area to return home meanwhile, across the western u.s. thousands of firefighters are working to bring 50 other wildfires under control. at this point the fires have been contained in colorado bringing the total number of states involved to ten. we have more with what they're up against. >> it's dawn, and just 37 degrees. some 240 men and women are preparing for another day on the fire line. grabbing a quick coffee and breakfast before the morning briefing. cole is the person in charge here. he's the branch director of the fire, the number one firefighting priority in the country. his job description, employ the troops, keep them safe and try to beat the fire. >> to be able to come out ahead of this. it's weakened, and we have a chance to go after it. >> s
. a front-page cover on the washington post the release say it all. an icon gone scooped up by a billionaire businessman. still unknown. but does he know what he is getting nto? it turns out less to say that he has been there, done that and tell with a lot of grief. he is not going about journalists like me, but it is righnow, 7 years of music is being streamed. a quartemillion tweeters are tweeting. and 900 million dollarare changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. ♪ >> big news, the founder of amazon is buying the washington post. >> the family has run the washington post for four generations, but that is coming to an end. >> a stunning announcement. amazons ceo je bezos is buying the washington post. >> the news was so big, and it was announced on the sticker on the "washington post" building. >> a sign of our changing world, news tha
northern maryland, washington county near home invasiontown to west virginia, martinsburg is getting wet, i think that's going to stay north of the metro area so anything will be light, short lived and not very widespread, however, things are going to be changing as we head into the afternoon hours for today and there you can see our weather headlines featuring warm and muggy conditions. we'll see some showers and thundershowers this afternoon that could produce some heavy downpours and there could be some standing water on some of the roadways as that heavy rain comes down. but the weekend, which, of course, is upon us -- happy friday, by the way -- are looking better. we can't rule out showers altogether this weekend but the majority of it is looking better. we'll have that in your end in in a few minutes. right now from the belfort furniture weather center, we need to go to wtop, amanda is out today and bob bob is in the wtop traffic center. >> 295 moving well into town, no issues coming in on pennsylvania avenue or on route 50. we're steady headed through annapolis and bowie, coming in
. getting ready for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, "the new york times" website today posted that paper's original coverage, their coverage in the paper from the day that the march happened, back in 1963. and, of course, what's funny about the coverage, looking back on it now. funny/creepy/funny/creepy is how obsessed "the times" was and ow obsessed all of the mainstream media was. how relevant it felt to point out over and over again how nice the whole thing was. this emphasis is out of control. "it was an orderly washington rally." "the leaders of march called on congress with courtesy." "congress responded cordially." "it was an occupying army of marchers on washington, but it was polite." "politeness is the order of the day." "even the traffic control worked smoothly." "disorders were at a minimum." "only four arrested, including a nazi." oh, see, only the nazis were getting arrested. that was a fine day for a walk to the national mall. it is sometimes easier to see in history than it is up close while stuff is happening. but tactics matter in politics. strategy ma
at the march on washington 50 years on. tonight, reflections from one of its organizers, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton. >> it was startling to see so many people come. and i remember standing at the lincoln memorial, looking out. look, looking out was what was the sight for me, because i could not see the last person. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the syrian government pounded rebel areas outside the capital, damascus, early today, and antigovernment activists said some rockets included chemical weapons that killed hundreds of people. .(children shouting/crying) women and children shielded their faces with handkerchiefs. while victims-- writhing in pain-- gasped for air,some foaming at the mouth. these amateur videos-- all posted on social media websites and cannot be i
. grew up in washington, d c -- d.c. she knew dolley madison when she was a little girl. they went to st. john's church on lafayette square. when she was 5-10 years old, she knew dolly madison. her father was a very famous naval commandants who took a ship on a commercial ship that went down. it was an act of bravery because he made sure that all the passengers on board got off a first. his widow and his daughter, their only child, then living in new york city were given all sorts of awards, a monument to him at annapolis naval academy. alan arthur is really interesting. she does not become first lady, but she influences the administration. very similar to racial jackson jacksonl the way that she was the ghost, the memory of her. chester arthur made several appointments, four we know of, specifically of people who had known his wife. one was a cousin in the office of the attorney general made assistant attorney general. another was in the treasury. it was very controversial that he named the superintendent of the naval academy, he appointed a friend of theirs, a childhood friend of his w
to the u.s. and wants to work with washington and wants to work with the fbi. like the other people, we have also been told the source of the current threat goes squarely back to yemen. as for the timing, there three main reasons. is the chatter and the information about a specific threat. two, tomorrow. tomorrow is the holiest day of ramadan, the muslim holy month and al qaeda tried to use this specifically very holy day during ramadan to try and increase its inspiration. lastly, there was an attack, a drone attack in yemen mid-last month that didn't get a lot of attention in the western media. one of the top leaders of al qaeda and the arabian peninsula in yemen was killed. we have been told this plot or alert may be al qaeda and the arabian peninsula's attempt at revenge. >> thanks to both of you. more on the threat tomorrow morning on "meet the press." david gregory's guest will be chambliss and dick disturb ib in. >> unrelated to the militants with ties to pakistan, ax tack india's consilate in afghanistan. three suicide bombers armed with assault rifles and a car packed with explo
homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say about the future of traditional media? inside analyst from "the washington post's" david ignatius and david gross of "the new york times". all of that ahead on me"meet th press" this sunday morning, august 11th. good sunday morning. president obama is on vacation, congress is out of town, and although we are i
march in washington 50 years after martin luther king junior's iconic i have a dream speech. Â [music] . >>> secretary of defense says the u.s. is ready to take military action against syria. those actions will happen if and when president obamaa asks for it. you new evidence that chemical weapons are being used has startedda a flurriy of deplomattic activity. doctors without borders have treated 3,600 patients. 355 died in the most recent attack in damascus. the syrian government has not allowed investigators to is visit the site. >>> while the u.n. tries to figure out what happened, syrian am families are grieving. you may find some of the images disturbing. [sobbing] >> reporter: the two tiny bodies hang limpy in his arms. [sobbing] what will i do now? cries the father. a man destroyed by grief. [sobbing] pictures like these of the many men, women and children killed by what all evidence suggests is a chemical weapon attack continue to shock the world. the syrian government still refuses access to u.n. inspectors down the road, an agreement to only inspect the sites where three pr
opinion, and shaken policymakers in washington that it could very well end up being the gang changer. in terms of the short-term tactical strategy whethe whatevy end up doing, whether it nothing or cruise missiles strikes which could be a possibility since they have cruise missiles ships in the mediterranean or all-out war, there is no way to question. >> indeed. there is knowing and then seeing. thank you. >>> thousands are traveling to the nation's capitol commemorating mutter mutter's landmark "i have a dream speech." >> reporter: as the sun came up over washington the stage was being set on the steps of the lincoln memorial to honor a speech by a civil rights icon. many here today were only children when dr. king made his speech 50 years ago. >> during the march i was six years old, and i thought it would be very exciting to come and be a part of this. >> when i heard about t i was on board. we know the situation of the state of affairs, and we're just looking for a stage. it's time for a change. >> it's a continuation of the dream. the dream we still have. i think there are a lo
pagar cuelgue el telÉfono y contacte a su compaÑÍa para verificar si son ellos.. en washington dc lilian mass univision .. en el tercer dia del juicio contra el guatemalteco acusado de asesinar a una joven estudiante, el jurado escucho la confesion de julio blanco garcia... silvana quiroz ha estado siguiendo el caso y se encuentra en vivo desde la corte en fairfax..silvana.. el soldado que filtro datos confidenciales de estados unidos fue sentenciado hoy.. bradley manning recibio la condena de 35-aÑos en prision por divulgar miles de documentos secretos militares y diplomaticos a wikileaks... durante la audiencia, manning de 25-aÑos no mostro reaccion al escuchar el veredicto del juez...manning fue declarado culpable el mes pasado de 20-cargos, incluyendo seis por espionaje... el proximo 28 de agosto, se celebrara el 50- aniversario de la marcha en washington en donde martin luther king jr. proclamo su famoso discurso "tengo un sueÑo".. organizaciones comunitarias dicen que los derechos migratorios son parte del legado que dejo dicha marcha en 1963... fernando pizarro nos tiene
also here in washington. the new york times reporting on friday there's a meeting planned with russian officials to discuss whether the president will have a one-on-one meeting with president putin in moscow early next month. the associated press reporting on the first criminal charges filed in last year's benghazi attack, naming olivia militia head and others in the september 11 embassy attack that killed four americans. terrorism, one of the topics last night when the president sat down with jay leno on "the tonight show." it marked his sixth appearance as either presidential candidate or president. we will get your reaction to the president using "the tonight show" as a forum to discuss serious issues. join us on facebook or send us a tweet, http://twitter.com/cspanwj and .-span hasbbc reporting yemen foiled an al qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and sees some of the country's main ports. the story was released a short while ago saying both u.s. and the uk have withdrawn diplomatic staff from yemen, prompted by intelligence reports over new terrorist activity. their u.s. is repor
in washington, she took her sweets where she could find them. apparently she had her sons and others buy chocolate shells by the barrelful and she writes about the medicinal qualities of fudge. i mean it was as if she took it where she could find them. that's pretty pathetic. >> i would say that the shells are probably not bon-bons. she is not sitting on her sofa munching. they're the cocoa bean shell. you would steep them in hot water. it would be like coffee and you would add milk. she was interested in the medicinal qualities of it. i wouldn't go too far on john quincy's sourness. there is affection between the two of them and great love. otherwise she could have stayed in quincy. >> after they lost, i think, the daughter, is it true he gave her a book on the diseases of the mind? >> some months later, yes. >> it's the modernize, the insensitivity. he is certainly not a modern husband. louisa had by one count nine miscarriages. >> minimum five and a still birth, officially more. -- potentially more. they are sometimes hard to read into it because of how discreet they are with their la
, his guilty" issumed premiering on msnbc will stop on the next washington journal, the rise of the conversation on drones and privacy issues. 745, -- and seven: 45, would talk about domestic drones -- at 7:45, we talk about the usage of domestic drones. , a privacy and west. washington journal begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern time every day on c-span. wednesday, the center for american progress hosts a former -- a forum for preventing and ending human trafficking. obama's half-sister will be a speaker at the event. remember the march ending and dr. king delivering that speech will stop president kennedy invited us back to the white house and he stood in the door of the oval office to meet each one of us. he was like a beaming and proud father. he was glad that everything had gone so well. .e said, you did a good job he said to dr. king, you had a dream. >> tomorrow, we will look back with a panel conversation with john lewis and your chance to call in and comment. starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. ladieson two of first begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of
, the reverend martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous i have a dream speech. washington will be honoring that speech with one of his own. thousands are expected to attend the event which started with a march through washington at 9:00 this morning. and the anniversary will be marked by bells which will be bringing around the world at 3:00 eastern time. our special coverage from the lincoln memorial begins at 2:00 eastern time, so please stay with us. >>> the united states is now sending a special envoy to north korea. in april a north careen court sentenced kenneth bay to 15 years of hard labor on charges of subversion. as always more news right after the break on al jazeera. ♪ this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. what happens when social media uncovers unheard and fascinating news stories?
. go to doug luzader live in washington with the latest. >> good morning. whatever coalition the president was hoping to build here now appears to be in at that timers this morning with a key u.s. ally now saying it will not take part in a military strike on syria. the administration suffered a big set back of particlism refusing to back any attack. >> the british parliament does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingliful>> president obama meantime is expected to seek congressional approval for action in syria. it raises serious constitutional questions. select members of congress to make a case of war outlining evidence that the syrian regime avoid chemical weapons. the president did not take part in it. >> they are going to issue a statement and they are in the process of de classifying. when we do that we do understand. it's up to the president of the united states to present this case to sell it to the american public. >> that is going to be the next likely step. they are likely to release a de classified version to the
:57, the least productive employees in america left washington for five weeks holiday. nice work if you can get it. ♪ >> the stakes couldn't be higher. >> there's a gone campaigning side outside the oval office. >> if i had poll numbers as low as his. >> how about a grand bargain for middle class jobs. >> no jobs bill, no budget bill. the threat of shutting down government. >> the one threatening to shut down the government is the president. >> majority leader. >> sit down and shut up, okay? >> 40 meaningless votes to repeal obama care. >> finally defund obama care. >> you're delivering no meaningful information. >> you're going to go back to your districts and explain. >> it's an aimless congress falling into chaos. >> it's pathetic. >> we're just slightly ahead of genghis kahn apartment communist party in popularity. >> i'm not the least bit concerned about what some might wand to describe as perception. >> i've run my last campaign. i don't need to spin. >> i'm sure the august recess will have our members in a better mood when they come back. ♪ ♪ holiday road, oh >>> ah, yes, it is tha
washington, an active and emotional day as well. libby? reporter: the speeches and march for today are over, but there are still a lot of people here in the mall and a feeling of community spirit. many people i have talked to have at some point today gone down to the monument on the mall that commemorates martin luther king, jr. they wanted a moment to thing about -- think about his legacy. earlier, i talked to his son, martin luther king, iii, and asked him what his father would think about today. >> you know, i think, again, dad would first be very proud that americans came together to elect an african-american president. but that was not the full filament of his dream. that was certainly an important milestone. in fact, he even predicted that we would have a ang-african-american president probably 10 years before it happened, he and robert kennedy predicted it in their life. so they were able to see it because they were visionaries. but he would be proud of the fact that there are some individuals who are doing very well in corporate america, xerox has an african-american ceo. american e
much the same. this is from "the washington post," this morning. host: another right up this morning in "usa today." taking a look to some of the analysis perceptions on the, shutting down some many diplomatic facilities over a large geographical area "means that officials -- host: for our first half hour this morning we will take your thoughts on security issues in light of this recent announcement, the closing of diplomatic missions, we want to get your thoughts on it as well. again, if you want to give us a call, it is for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can make your thoughts known to us on twitter this morning and on our facebook page. 25 people posted before the start of the show, some of the thoughts are -- host: some of the ways you can make your thoughts known this morning, the numbers are there on your screen. ed, starting off this morning of the democratic line from cincinnati, ohio. caller: i have a comment now about the previous program with wendy davis. texas clinics. you guys encapsulate it as the legislation
.com/cspan. discussion continues tomorrow morning on "washington journal." we will have a look at the latest on the overnight news of violence in egypt. a guest from the center of american progress and from the cato institute talk about the constitutionality of state nullification issues. grid ands. electric its former building, and a guest from the pew research center in our america by the numbers serious. -- series. tomorrowon journal," and everyday day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. to the whitete house 2016 coverage with senator amy klobuchar, democrat of minnesota. she will receive the beacon award for hillary clinton tomorrow at the annual wingding in clear lake, iowa. live coverage of that event at 7:00 p.m. eastern. season two of "first ladies," influence and image, begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of edith roosevelt. all this month, encore presentations of season one. each weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, from -- programs of every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, mary todd lincoln. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions co
of getting federal dollars? our viewers know that washington is talking about sequestration, spending cuts, annual spending bills are not getting done. how do you get the money? >> the next to jump in you have on will definitely have an answer for that. >> what do you think? >> it is steadily at the left, a difficult thing to come by these days, federal dollars. thankfully we had the foresight -- and when i say we i don't include myself. leaders before us. the foresight to see the need to build to 50 feet and to authorize 505 feet. they get that accomplished in early 2000. so we are well ahead of the curve. the good thing about it is it is cheaper to dredge year in virginia and then it is virtually anywhere else on the east coast. we have this beautiful area right behind you. a great outlet for the port. very inexpensive for us to build. >> you know, we have soft bottom out here. we are really just picking of sand and relocating it. other ports, new york, for example, it is bad rock. dynamite, explode. move it off. it might be a difference of $40 per cubic square foot to 400. the advantage
, and the creation of a task force of private citizens. joining me this morning barton gellman of "the washington post" who has been writing extensively about edward snowden and the nsa, special correspondent for nbc news ted koppel, and the chairman of the house homeland security committee, republican congressman mike mccaul. barton gellman, let me start with you. has edward snowden won? has he accomplished what he set out to do, which is not only get a debate going but force change in these programs? >> he has accomplished far more than anyone in his position could have reasonably hoped to have accomplished. he told me his greatest fear was that he would come out and do this and whole story would be -- you know, roiling around for a day and it would be gone. now you have president obama being forced to say that he welcomes the debate, which he welcomes sort of like the ceo who gets an angry letter yet writes back and says thank you for your interest in our surveillance programs. but it's top of the ageneral da for two months. >> the president spoke out about snowden during his press conference
in psychology of fear which you wrote about in the "the washington post" this week. america's chronic overreaction to terrorism, we have created an economy of fear, an industry of fear, a national psychology of fear. al qaeda could have never achieved that on its own. we have inflicted it on ourselves. >> fundamentally, there are two sets of questions that apply in the war against terrorism. the one set of questions deals with the where's it going to happen, what's going to happen, and when is it going to happen. the other set of questions deals with what is it that our enemy, the terrorists, are trying to achieve? what are they trying to induce us to do? take a look at what's been happening over the past week. with a conference call, al qaeda has effectively shut down 20 u.s. embassies around north africa and the middle east. we just had the president of yemen here for a meeting with president obama. he goes back feeling wonderful about his new relationship with the president. next thing the president does is says in effect, sorry, but we don't trust you yemenis to protect your embas
washington, d.c.. this is so refreshing because often we just hear about the policy all day. and it feels -- it's important. i'm not going to put your brother's work down. but we love -- we need to get back to connect and come back to the human heart part of that. i'm learning as an educator the and portents of empathy. and how do you instill that and others who maybe don't want to connect? >> a lot of what i do as an educator is about building empathy. so we will do things like rather than simply having the facts of the civil war for instance. it's important to building narrative and there are some things that perhaps i'm not saying everything is relative, but what we do is take a picture and build a life where it was an important time and was a document of war and amazing photograph of the war. so i have my students buying the picture and begin to tell the war from the perspective of someone that hasn't been featured in the textbook. and so they will have to imagine what is this person's greatest fear or desire? what does this person eat for breakfast? so you begin to sort of build flas
is this time for the president? congress is away from washington, members are in their home district. in the last couple of weeks of august, what can he do having the stage to himself here in washington? guest: this is a usual trend for the president over the summertime. his approval ratings have dipped. is -- right now he has the stage to himself. it is critical and hard to overstate the importance of framing the message ahead of these fights. we have seen the polls over the summer. when it comes to the budget showdown president does have an advantage. it it is important for the white house to hold onto this advantage ahead of the fight with congressional republicans. negotiations continue over the budget and of course the debt ceiling. host: she is the deputy white house editor for politico. give us the latest on the white house and the situation in egypt right now. is -- the president only public statement he gave is about egypt. we are seeing the white house handing a no good options for the president, increasing congressional pressure to cut off age up entirely. we are continuin
with that. we can do better. there is political dysfunction in washington. politicians say, this is the best we can do. i think i would agree. i think getting rid of the loopholes, expenditures, bringing the -- rate down, identifying infrastructure spending, retraining the workforce, there are things we need to do. we need to make our country more competitive so that other people want to buy. >> is it safe to say that politics is the greatest impediment to growth? will the economy be held back? >> yes.[laughter] that is the biggest obstacle. the second one is the mindset. we grow up believing that finance was the next level of capitalism. that somehow, you better agriculture, manufacturing, services, and if you are really lucky, you can do finance. the description of my industry changed from financial services which is this notion that you served the real economy, to finance with the notion that your standalone. we need to realize that right now we don't have a financial service industry that supports the economy enough. there is a mindset issue. i agree with john and sheila that we have to
is chief washington correspondent. >> reporter: the ally has always been the regime from iran. but the world heard a curiously neutral statement that could even have been interpreted as welcoming u.s. military action against the assad regime. >>translator: iran, victim of chemical weapons itself reminds the entire international community to use whatever is in its power to prevent use of such weapons anywhere, especially in syria. >> reporter: yet the speaker from the iranian parliament came direct threat against washington's staunchest ally, israel. >>translator: illegitimate planning by the west warns you may start a military operation against syria but you will not be the ones that will end the war. you also need to be worried about illegitimate zionist child in the region. >> reporter: syria vowed to lash out against israel and they blame the israelis for the current crisis. >> the only party that benefits from the instability in the area is the continuation of the israeli policies of occupation of the territories. >> reporter: in tel aviv, citizens are lining up to protect
made in washington and agreed by the government here, then that's really why we're here, because washington feels there should be some bombs falling this weekend. now, many atrocities have taken place in the last two years since the conflict began. shirley, those seeking to take military action could wait a few days longer to assure that the facts are straight but it's obvious there's no threats to this journey of the uk that we know that the government seeks military action in order to deter and undermines chemical weapons, that's fine. that it may well see, that's fine, although military action has to be sanctioned by law. but surely, it should wait until the full conclusive proof is available their fight by the >> that has descended the civil war. the recent spill regarding militant objection has been confusing. last friday at united states and the uk governments were pressing for weapons inspectors to be allowed in c. on monday the inspector general's went albeit in difficult circumstances but on monday evening all indications were that the u.s. and uk had made up their minds
, like "national geographic" today. bill: i will be in washington tomorrow. you're in new york on stand by for anything that happens. martha: i will be on bill o'reilly tonight. "happening now" starts right now >> i have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israe
negotiations in washington between the israelis and palestinians, that's diplomacy. and when president obama and russian president vladimir putin and the chinese president meet in st. petersburg, as i think they will in a couple of weeks to talk about economic global problems, well, that, too, is diplomacy. and when president bush and president obama negotiated one by one free trade agreements between the united states and colombia and panama, that's economic diplomacy. when nations meet to fight climate change and try to eradicate trafficking of women and children and try to fight global drug and crime cartels, that's multi-lateral diplomacy. and when we move tons -- hundreds and thousands of tons of food aid to poor country where people are starving, like north korea, that's humanitarian diplomacy. so diplomacy encompasses those thousands of actions taken each day by governments like ours, by international organizations like the u.n., by nonprofit organizations like the gates foundation, to connect, connect countries, connect regions, connect towns around the world, connect, most important
. washington journal starts at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. enjoy your friday. we will see you back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. ♪ >> president obama continues his two bus tour focusing on education issues. yesterday he spoke in syracuse. town hall holding a meeting. live coverage at 12:45. most of the presidents tour -- vice president biden is expected to join president obama at lackawanna college. yesterday's first stop, hisident obama revealed plan to control college costs. >> let me talk about these briefing. our first priority. providing better value for students. making sure parents and taxpayers are getting what we -- what they paid for. there going to lead development to trade a better system for the college year. a lot of colleges are encouraged andnc. -- gaining numbers it is rewarding them on raising cost. i think we should reward colleges based on opportunity. are they helping students? on their value to students and parents -- that means metrics like how much debt does the average student leave with? how easy is it to pay off? how many students graduate on time? how well do those gra
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